Invented by the physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel specifically for light beams for use in navigation, the Fresnel lens is a special type of spherical lens formed of concentric annular sections that can be used to produce large optical beams with short focal distances. An ingenious solution still employed today in light beams the world over, that can also be used in conjunction with optical prisms for increased lamp brightness - vital points of reference in the black of the night. Luca Nichetto – Venetian designer with sea and light beams in his DNA – has invented a mutation from the play of light over the facetted face of the Fresnel lens, creating a new type of surface for wine glasses and tumblers of the homonymous line, especially suited to outdoor use but equally at home indoors.
Fresnel by Luca Nichetto – a line of goblets and tumblers characterised by three-dimensional decoration of the surfaces inspired by the homonymous lens – represents the conceptual and inspirational approach of Italesse style. Created by applying details translated from the professional world, Fresnel represents the very best of cutting-edge thanks to the processing of plastic materials, application of colour and study of shapes that lie in tradition, reinterpreting them in a contemporary key. The result is a line designed in the baroque taste; colourful, durable, lightweight, scratch-resistant, characterised by a unique play of light and reflections. A mix of elements that determines an unmistakable style, made of experience, innovation, daring.